Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 August 2029 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2029 | August 2029

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 24 August 2029 at 01:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1901".

Sturgeon Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2029 after 23 days on 22 September 2029 at 16:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 366 / 1319

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 366 of Meeus index or 1319 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 366 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 367 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠309.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠309.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠331.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 29 August 2029 at 04:45 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 September 2029 at 04:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 313 km

Moon is 404 313 km (251 228 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 349 km (224 532 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 19 August 2029 at 15:32 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 September 2029 at 01:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 18 August 2029 at 13:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.253°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.127° in the next northern standstill on 1 September 2029 at 23:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 8 September 2029 at 10:44 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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